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Real estate has had a strong run in recent years and has helped fuel buoyant returns among family offices, particularly those in Europe. Should a heavy weighting towards investing in property be sounding alarm bells moving forward?

The US’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has announced it will be investigating the individuals behind secretive all-cash purchases of high-end luxury real-estate in a six-month trial programme intended to enhance the treasury’s anti-money laundering efforts. 

Real estate and agricultural land remain the most popular investments for ultra-high net worth families, says new research by international family office Stonehage Fleming – although the family business remains their central asset. 

Family offices are taking on more risk in 2015, continuing a multi-year trend that is likely to stoke debate over ultra-high net worth investment intentions, according to the second global family office report.

Family offices are taking on more risk in 2015, continuing a multi-year trend that is likely to stoke debate over ultra-high net worth investment intentions, according to the second global family office report.

Forget London’s prime real estate, an island getaway is now the ultimate trophy property for ultra-high net worth individuals, with new research revealing the Caribbean is one of the most desirables spot for such a purchase.

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